College of Natural Resources
Edenton, North Carolina
Conservation Social Sciences
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2011
B.S., Biology, Meredith College, 2000
M.S., Natural Resource Management, North Carolina State University, 2005
M.A., Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Ph.D. Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Natural resource & environmental economics
Economics of ecosystem services & biodiversity conservation
Payments for ecosystem services
Land change science
Kelly Wendland is an assistant professor in ecosystem service economics. Trained as an economist, her research focuses on identifying the drivers of land use change, quantifying the value of ecosystem services, and measuring the impact of conservation and natural resource policies. These areas of inquiry are important for designing, implementing, and adapting natural resource policies to meet the needs of society and the environment. Kelly draws on applied econometrics in her research, and whenever possible, collaborates with geospatial and natural scientists. She teaches an undergraduate course in ecosystem service economics and a graduate course on the economics of ecosystem services and conservation.
- Wendland, K.J., D. Lewis, J. Alix-Garcia, M. Ozdogan, M. Baumann, V. Radeloff. In Press. "Regional- and district-level drivers of forest disturbance in Post-Soviet Russia." Global Environmental Change.
- Wendland, K.J., L. Naughton, L. Suarez, Suyanto. 2010. "Rewards for Ecosystem Services and Collective Land Tenure: Lessons from Ecuador and Indonesia." Mountain Forum Bulletin X(1): 19-22.
- Wendland, K.J., M. Honzak, R. Portela, B.Vitale, S. Rubinoff, J. Randrianarisoa. 2010. "Targeting and implementing payments for multiple ecosystem service conservation in Madagascar: Theory and application." Ecological Economics 69: 2093-2107.
- Pattanayak, S.K., M.T. Ross, B.M. Depro, S.C. Bauch, C. Timmins, K.J. Wendland, K. Alger. 2009. "Climate Change and Conservation in Brazil: CGE Evaluation of Health and Wealth Impacts." The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 9(2), Article 6. Online at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol9/iss2/art6.
- Pattanayak, S.K., C. Poulos, J.C. Yang, S.R. Patil, K.J. Wendland. 2009. "Of taps and toilets: quasi-experimental protocol for evaluating community-demand-driven projects." Journal of Water and Health 7(3): 434-451.
- Wendland, K.J. and E.O. Sills. 2008. "Dissemination of food crops with nutritional benefits: Adoption and disadoption of soybeans in Togo and Benin." Natural Resources Forum 32(1): 39-52.
- Portela, R., K.J. Wendland, L.L. Pennypacker. 2008. "The Idea of Market-Based Mechanisms for Forest Conservation and Climate Change." In: Climate Change and Forests: Emerging Policy and Market Opportunities, C. Streck, R.O. Sullivan, T. Janson-Smith, and R. Tarasofsky (Editors), Washington: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 11-32.
- Pattanayak, S.K. and K.J. Wendland. 2007. "Nature’s Care: Diarrhea, Watershed Protection and Biodiversity Conservation in Flores, Indonesia." Biodiversity and Conservation 16(10): 2801-2819.